On Tuesday, the members of the Siliguri Tax Advocate Association held a rally for some of their demands. The rally began at the Siliguri Court premises and orbited around Airview Mod and then concluded after returning to the court.
Member of the Siliguri Bar Association, Vishwajit Sarkar said that four main demands have been made through today’s rally. The first demand in this is that the central government gives something for every sector in its budget, but there is no mention of any benefit to the lawyers in the budget. Regarding the second demand, he said that the junior lawyers who come in the field of advocacy should be given some funds from the government for about one year, so that they can work. Thirdly, he said that in the field of advocacy, a pension scheme should be started for those who are above 60 years and in the end, he said that for all the lawyers, a life insurance plan should be started on behalf of the government, through which the attorneys’ families get some benefit from this in the future.
In the end, he said that if the government takes action in support of these four main demands, then they will welcome it and if any step has not been taken by the government in this regard, then the All India Advocate Association and the State Advocate Association will come together and perform under the decided strategy.